As a product of the White Terror period, Oasis House was used to imprison political prisoners and prisoners of conscience at that time. In order to commemorate those unfairly oppressed and fighting for democratic ideas during martial law, this significant place is preserved, retaining the previous towering walls, barbed wire, playground, auditorium and eight diagrams tower. Green Island Human Rights Memorial Park is thus established here.
- Exhibition Hall
- Public toilets
- Commentary briefing
Leeds, United Kingdom
Stop here on motorbike.Whilst touring the island on a motorbike we stumbled across here. Entrance is free and we found it interesting, We were given a leaflet in English to help guide us.
Political orientated and boringSmall and not exciting. The only media room is closed and all displays in photo and writing. A few wax figures and multi media display will improve the visit tremendously.
Okay to visit, if you're interested the jail cultureI only stayed in this place for an hour and I don't think you can stay there for longer than that. Sadly to say that other than the jail buildings there was not much to see. But overall it was interesting to see now the Taiwanese style old jail looks like.
Great Memorial ParkMust see when visiting Green Island. The park has been renovated over the years and is very well done. A lot of it is in Chinese, but there is lots of English translation to it. There's an exhibit, and a mock prison, as well as all the names of the people who were imprisoned there during Martial Law. Would go back.
Poignant, inspiring, a must-seeAnyone visiting Green Island or interested in human rights or the history of democracy should visit this memorial park and the renovated prison buildings. The renovations are excellent, thoughtfully done and give visitors some sense of the struggles Taiwan experienced in its path to democracy. While many of the buildings have been beautifully restored (including one that includes incredibly lifelike figures), some of the buildings have been left as they were, completely abandoned, and to great effect. The hospital/infirmary building, for example, is an abandoned white structure at the end of a row of abandoned buildings; and as you walk through the rubble that remains, it's hard not to find yourself thinking about what awful things could have gone on in that place in the name of "medical care." The entire memorial park encompasses several prison buildings, exhibits and a beautiful commemorative park reminiscent of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. I highly recommend visiting all the parts of the park and the commemorative park. But if you have time for only one part, the oldest section might be best, keeping in mind that the "accommodations" in the newer section are no less cruel and inhumane. It's also worth a visit to the cemetery and cave at the end of the road running in front of the prison (go down the sand path). The cemetery, now sort of rundown, was for the dozens of prisoners who died while incarcerated and, strangely enough, for some of the officers who kept guard over them; the cave was where prisoners were forced to perform political plays or were executed. While the issues confronted in this human rights memorial park are difficult, the stories of the prisoners are profoundly inspiring. And one cannot help but feel hopeful after visiting this park, knowing that all these incredible stories are no longer being hidden away but are being told.
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